New Holiday Traditions Start Now – Cook Up and Slim Down with Stonyfield Organic Yogurt

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Cooking with yogurt reduces calories and may help with weight loss; new Stonyfield 100 calorie yogurt makes a filling in-between meal snack

Holidays are filled with warm breads, sweet desserts, and savory vegetables simmered with herbs and butter – and this year, lighter dishes made with yogurt! While the holiday season brings meals shared over laughter and memories, it can also bring a few extra calories to the dinner table. Seasoned and rookie chefs alike can lighten up traditional seasonal dishes by incorporating Stonyfield organic yogurt into their holiday classics.

Recent studies show a connection between yogurt and weight loss

Not only does substituting yogurt for higher fat ingredients reduce calories and enhance the texture of any dish, recent studies show that eating yogurt is linked to weight loss. After tracking the diets of over 120,000 study participants, researchers at Harvard have found that of all foods, yogurt was most strongly linked to weight loss: http://nyti.ms/pXG8vn.

“ Families who want to eat better can start a new holiday tradition this year,” says Stonyfield nutritionist Mary Kennedy, “Lightening up calorie-laden holiday classics by cooking with yogurt is a great way to keep the flavor and texture of the foods you love while losing some of the calories..With the surplus of recent and credible research touting the benefits of yogurt and health, there’s not a bigger piece of advice I’ll be giving people this holiday season.”

New Stonyfield 100 Calorie Yogurt – great for snacking and healthier pumpkin scones

Earlier this fall, Stonyfield introduced a new way of reducing calories. New 100-Calorie 0% Fat Smooth and Creamy Organic Yogurt is made with organic stevia, a zero-calorie sweetener that comes from the leaves of the stevia plant. Stonyfield combines organic stevia with a touch of organic cane sugar to create a great tasting organic 100-calorie, totally natural yogurt. With the addition of stevia, this tasty yogurt now has 30% less sugar than the original recipe.

For the holiday season, try using this tasty new yogurt for a tasty and healthierpumpkin scone - perfect for upcoming autumn months and scrumptious holiday dessert. Click here for the recipe: (http://bit.ly/uA4UBl). For more information about Stonyfield’s 100 calorie yogurt, go to: http://bit.ly/oCfM0p

Food that comes with peace of mind

Stonyfield’s yogurts are made with certified organic milk and other organic ingredients produced without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, chemical fertilizers, antibiotics or synthetic growth hormones. They’re also made without artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. For a holiday season that is all about peace – yogurt eaters everywhere can have peace of mind when indulging in their favorite, pure organic yogurt.

About Stonyfield

Stonyfield, celebrating its 28th year, is the world's leading organic yogurt company. Its all natural and certified organic yogurt, smoothies, milk, cultured soy, frozen yogurt and ice cream are distributed nationally. The company advocates that healthy food can only come from a healthy planet. Its use of organic ingredients helps keep over 200,000 farm acres free of toxic, persistent pesticides and chemical fertilizers known to contaminate soil, drinking water and food. To help reduce climate change, Stonyfield offsets all of the C02 emissions generated from its facility energy use. The company also started a nonprofit called Climate Counts (climatecounts.org) which shows people how they can help fight climate change by the way they shop and invest. Stonyfield also donates 10% of its profits to efforts that help protect and restore the Earth. For more information about Stonyfield and its organic dairy products, please visit: http://www.stonyfield.com.

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